Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Amazing Coat Sew Along- The Muslin

Burda 6727 is an unlined jacket with an integral collar. After checking the finished measurements I choose a size 10. I had to read the pattern instructions a few times regarding how to sew the dart and the collar. The pattern instructions are basic, interfacing is only added to the back neck and the front pattern.. I recommend that you use the instruction only for sewing the front collar, the shoulder seam and attaching the collar to the back neck seam . If you have a good sewing book, this will be the time to use it as a reference.
Fabric: medium weight purple denim with no stretch; it was underline with grey batiste. The coat was sewn and tried on and the following was noted:
 a) The fit in the neck, shoulders and upper back was good. A slope shoulder adjustment is a must for me. Correction- ½ inch slope shoulder adjustment
 b) The fit from the bust to the hip was snug. Correction- add 5/8- from the armhole to the hem
c) Add 3-inches to the length
d) Remove ½-inch from the back shoulder and add ½-inch to the front shoulder e) Add ¼ to the center back seam
f) The muslin also revealed that I need chest support. I may use this tip from Gertie to add chest support and shoulder pads to the coat.

I am please that I took the time to work on the muslin today. Tomorrow I will make the adjustments on the pattern and I will  be ready for October 1.


Lucy said...

I bought that same pattern on my last excursion to Joanns. It's on my list of fall coats to make asap. I can't wait to see your version.

Mariela Alethia said...

Thank you Lucy. Once you figure out the connection between the dart and the front collar and the back neckline, it's an easy sew.

Faye Lewis said...

You are well on your way. I wish you MUCH success!

Sheila said...

Great coat pattern to start and love the color you are using.

Mariela Alethia said...

Thank you Sheila

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